Is it just me or are these late winter weeks extra long lately? Lilly and I celebrated Friday by whipping up a breakfast treat together before we started our final day-before-the-weekend.
Here’s the best part: I’m really not joking on the title here, fellow scone lovers of the world. These particular scones literally took me about 5 minutes to mix together. Add that to 17 minutes in the oven and we had a wonderful, warm, fresh out of the oven treat to enjoy in less than half an hour.
1 1/4 cups + 2 Tablespoons flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 pinch of salt
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon butter, melted
1 Cup of Greek yogurt (you could substitute regular yogurt or heavy cream here, or probably even milk though I’ve never tried)
2 Tablespoons butter, melter and sugar for sprinkling.
Preheat oven to 350F.
With a fork, mix together all of the dry ingredients. Add the chocolate chips and toss to coat. Creating a little well in the center of the dry ingredients, add vanilla, melted butter, and Greek yogurt and mix together with the back of the fork until it becomes to difficult to keep mixing. At this point, I dumped the whole bowl out onto the counter (mine still had quite a bit of “dry” left to mix in) and I worked it with my hands until it was all combined and I could easily pat it out into an inch thick round disc. Using four cuts and a long bladed knife, cut the scone dough into 8 wedges.
Place scones on a nonstick baking sheet (or use spray, parchment paper or a silpat) about an inch apart. Using a pastry brush, brush the top and sides of each scone with melted butter and sprinkle lightly with sugar.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until edges are turning golden brown and you can smell them from the oven. The nose knows!
My favorite way to eat scones is while they are still warm, split in half, and spread with cold butter. Fruit jelly or jam works too. Mmmm. Seriously, so delicious.
It actually pained me this morning to let Lilly have the last one. The soft, chocolatey, goodness was calling my name on that beautiful lacy cake plate and I woke up ready to enjoy it with my giant cup of coffee. But little miss too cute for words, crazy haired three year old was just too sweet to deny so she enjoyed it while I enjoyed her.
I think I’m going to try these now with other additions. The dough is perfect and it definitely lends itself well to all kinds of alterations. Dark chocolate orange, blueberry, cinnamon chip, raspberry, orange cranberry… Good gracious.
Oh and these prints are just adorable too 🙂 I had to share. They are making their way over to my log cabin quilt that is [slowly but surely] coming together.
Happy Saturday! Enjoy your weekend.